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Poll: Obamacare Is Not a Big Issue With Midterm Voters

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman analyzes recent polling data on the Affordable Care Act and discusses why it will not be a significant factor in next week’s midterm election.

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Poll: Most Americans Positive About Ebola Response

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman looks at public confidence in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) amid the response to Ebola in the U.S. based on two Foundation polls taken over the past two weeks.

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Shifting Views on Same-Sex Marriage, Marijuana and End-of-Life Issues

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman examines three areas of American life where public attitudes have been steadily changing – same sex marriage, marijuana, and end of life issues – and discusses the implications for policy and law.

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Challenges for the Next Obamacare Open Enrollment

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman pinpoints the Affordable Care Act’s five biggest challenges heading into the second open enrollment period.

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Why Public Interest Is Cooling in Obamacare as a Political Story

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman reviews indicators pointing to the Affordable Care Act cooling as a front-page issue, while hot debate continues about it among partisans and experts.

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Behind the Increase in HIV Infections Among Gay and Bisexual Men

In this column for The Wall Street Journal’s Think Tank, Drew Altman explores why the problem of HIV among gay and bisexual men is urgent–and under the radar.

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